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Reunion/"Reader Exchange" Notices
Submit notices once by mail (MOAA, ATTN: Info Ex, 201 N. Washington St., Alexandria, VA 22314-2539) or e-mail email@example.com. Notices will appear in the magazine once.
Include the name, address, phone number, and e-mail address of a point of contact.
- Submit "Reunion" notices at least six months before the event and include the service, name of the outfit, date, and location (city, state) of the reunion.
- Limit "Reader Exchange" items to 40 words.
- Expect to wait three to six months for the notice to appear in the magazine.
Publisher: Military Officers Association of America, a nonprofit organization.
Editor in Chief: Alan English
Audience: Commissioned and warrant officers, families, and surviving spouses of the seven uniformed services: Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, Public Health Service, and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration -- to include members of the National Guard and Reserve -- actively serving as well as retired.
Circulation: 250,000 monthly (ABC audited). Sample magazines are available on request with 9x12 SASE. You also may view a digital edition of Military Officer magazine.
Topics: Current military/political affairs; recent military history, especially Vietnam and Korea; personal financial planning; health and fitness; military family issues; retirement lifestyles; travel; and general interest. No fiction, poetry, or fillers. Original material only; no reprints.
Format: MS Word-compatible file. No footnotes.
Deadlines: Feature articles normally are scheduled six months in advance.
Queries: Submit detailed query before sending manuscript. Enclose or attach to email copies of published clips and résumé. Unsolicited manuscripts are rarely accepted.
Style: Active voice, non-technical, with direct quotes. Optimistic, upbeat theme. Use The Associated Press Stylebook and Libel Manual.
Length: Features, between 1,000 and 2,000 words.
Payment: Features, 80 cents/word. Payment on acceptance.
Terms: First rights, to include Internet and reprint rights.
Submit to Managing Editor, Military Officers Association of America, 201 N. Washington St., Alexandria, VA 22314-2539 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Enclose SASE for return of hard copy submissions.
Response time: Three months. No phone calls, please. Unsolicited submissions may not receive response.